2012 PAPAs: Sixth Scale Toy of the Year
We're back, taking a look at the final four categories in our 2012 Plastic and Plush Awards. Today, I'm taking a look at the best sixth scale (or highly articulated) figures from last year.
5. The Shadow (Go Hero)
After being teased for a few years, we saw the pulp character, originally appearing in 1930's, released by Go Hero. They did a really good job transitioning the comic book mainstay into a sixth-scale piece.
4. General Hawk - G.I. Joe (Sideshow Collectibles)
Sideshow's G.I. Joe line has been one of their standout licenses over the past several years. Their General Hawk figure is a good example of just how many accessories and extras they include with each figure.
3. Batman - 1989 (Hot Toys)
A little over 22 years after the movie hit theaters, Hot Toys released both a Batman and Joker sixth-scale figures from the 1989 Batman film. Featuring three swap-out face pieces and a number of accessories, it's sure to please fans who preferred Tim Burton's take on the Batman story.
2. Captain America - The First Avenger (Hot Toys)
The Number 2 figure might be my favorite on this list...mainly due to the retro look this Captain America figure. He didn't include the number of accessories some of the other figures on this list did, so ultimately, that might have pumped Steve Rogers to the #2 spot.
1. Captain Jack Sparrow DX (Hot Toys)
Hot Toys' produced a number of figures based on Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean film license. Their sculpting work of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow was amazing. The figure included a pair of interchangeable heads with their PERS moveable eyes system. And the accessories, including a sixth-scale weathered ship's wheel, were overwhelming.